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E-Heza Data Solutions Selected for Healthtech Hub Africa

By: TIP Global Health | February 1, 2022

E-Heza Data Solutions was recently selected as one of the top 30 African startups to win a spot for one-year in a co-working space and innovation program at HealthTech Hub in Kigali.

The HealthTech Hub Africa is a new HealthTech accelerator based in Kigali, Rwanda. The hub, located at the Norrsken East Africa House in Kigali, Rwanda and powered by the Novartis Foundation, will host up to 30 startups who will have access to a program that includes capability-building opportunities, partner match-making with the public and private sectors, and mentorship and opportunities to test and validate their solutions in the public health system. The HealthTech Hub Africa facility joins Stockholm House as the second such collaborative space built by Norrsken to focus on entrepreneurship and technology innovation. TIP Global Health and E-Heza Data Solutions are proud to have been chosen as one of the startups to join the HealthTech Hub Africa inaugural group. 

The organizations chosen for the accelerator program joined together for the launch on December 2, 2021 to hear from Novartis and Norrsken about their vision for the space and program, and to witness the ribbon cutting for the new facility. Attendees heard from Dr. Daniel Ngamije, Rwandan Minister of Health, Paula Ingabire, Rwandan Minister of ICT & Innovation, Pascal Murasira, MD Norrksken East Africa, and Lucy Setian, Director of Digital Transportation for Novartis Foundation. Those in attendance got to tour the facility and see how the space was designed to foster productivity and networking.

Over the next year, E-Heza Data Solutions staff will benefit greatly from the networking opportunities with other startups in Kigali. Learning from the experiences of others, E-Heza will benefit from collaboration and a supportive atmosphere at the HealthTech Hub in Kigali.

The Hub is also working to put in place a program on health tech innovation, based on the MIT Disciplined Entrepreneurship curriculum, and will launch a virtual platform for these digital trainings. A mentorship program between the chosen startups and mentors in the health tech space will be partnered with the training program. In the future, the HealthTech Hub envisions interactive mentoring for the startups, led by experts in the field in one-off sessions. There will also be two summits where participants will present to investors and build their presentation skills.

This opportunity was made possible by the Norrsken Foundation and Novartis Foundation, and TIP Global Health thanks them for supporting efforts such as this, investing in the futures of startups and innovation to create better health outcomes for all.

More about Norrsken Foundation: Norrsken believes entrepreneurs building rapidly scalable businesses are our best bet to solving the hardest and biggest problems, such as poverty, famine, environmental issues, mental health and integration. It is a non-religious, non-partisan, non-profit foundation founded in 2016. Norrsken helps entrepreneurs solve the world’s greatest challenges. 

More about Novartis Foundation: For over 40 years, Novartis Foundation initiatives have helped improve the health of low-income populations. Today, they focus on advancing digital and data-led approaches to population health – transforming health systems from being reactive to proactive, predictive and preventative.  

They help their partners develop innovative solutions that tap the newest technologies. They convene the multi-sector stakeholders necessary to deliver impactful population health interventions. By drawing together partners from both inside and outside the traditional health sector, they create powerful collaborations that move the needle to improve population health. Their approach challenges assumptions and improves how health systems predict, manage and address unmet health needs. 

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